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Natural Vitality Calm Magnesium
Use: constipation, leg cramps, sleep, anxiety, swelling reduction, treatment of preterm uterine irritability.
Magnesium and calcium are fundamental nutrients that need to be in balance with each other in order for you to fully experience good health. Their importance on a cellular level is critical. Calcium and magnesium are like opposite sides of a coin. Calcium excites nerves, while magnesium calms them down. Calcium makes muscles contract. Magnesium is necessary for muscles to relax. Calcium is needed for blood clotting, but magnesium keeps the blood flowing freely.
Calcium & Magnesium: A Matter of Balance
Use: blood building to give energy, strength and safety in child birth.
In my ideal world, each women would have access to this for a short time during each trimester. Early on for nausea as it is packed with B vitamins, at 20 weeks to aid in blood building, and then again at term to help prepare for recovery.
Floradix® is the best-selling natural liquid iron supplement in North America. It helps fight back against iron deficiency by promoting the formation of healthy red blood cells.* Plus, this safe, low dose, liquid iron supplement is formulated for easy absorption and assimilation and is gentle on the digestive tract due to its use of ferrous gluconate, a highly soluble iron compound.
Floradix® also contains carefully selected plants and ingredients, chosen for their effectiveness and digestibility, including carrots and spinach, among others, and the juices of pears, red grapes, and other nutrient-rich fruits.
Use: treatment of bacterial vaginosis, yeast and UTI by stabilizing vaginal flora. Reduction in GBS colonization in pregnancy.
Fem-Dophilus® contains two patented and clinically documented probiotic strains, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, GR-1® and Lactobacil/us reuteri, RC-14®, discovered and developed by Dr. Gregor Reid and Dr. Andrew Bruce at Urex Biotech.
"Of the 110 participants, 99 completed the study (49 in the probiotic group and 50 in the placebo group). The GBS colonization results changed from positive to negative in 21 women in the probiotic group (42.9%) and in nine women in the placebo group (18.0%) during this period (Chi-square p = 0.007)."
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pH-D Boric Acid
Use: We have heard of boric acid in the movies, but did you know it has a health component too? A simple way that I think of it is that our vagina's need to stay in a narrow range of pH balance to support the right levels and types of bacteria. When our pH is too high or low, certain bacteria overgrow, causing changes in vaginal discharge consistency, odor, irritation and pain. Add the natural pH alternations of hormone changes with ovulation, menstrual blood, sex fluids...and man, what a rollercoaster. This supplement stabilizes that swing, so bacteria can't over grow, yeast can't take over, and the natural swing of things do not overshoot and cause yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis. It can be used as a prevention method for those who struggle with chronic yeast of BV or to treat an acute one time episode. Use as directed on the bottle. This vaginal suppository complements Fem-Dophilus for all things related to a balanced healthy and resilient vagina! Who knew those things mattered so much;)
Where: CVS, Target and your local pharmacy! In the feminine health isle.
FLO PMS Gummy - for sure my new favorite find, for so many reasons! It is an all in one, easy to remember (cause it is yummy) daily supplement for all things period...and even the days leading up to it.
For years I have enc women to use Vitex daily, and then add in Dong Quai with your periods. This works well, but is hard to remember - o the effects are limited, but with this supplement, it is all in one, plus more, and you can set it to ship monthly, so even less to remember.
They claim to treat PMS (headache, moods, bloat), period flow and cramps, and skin. I have trialed this supplement with friends, family and myself, and it is true, we each have seen some or all of these benefits. You will get the same effects buying these ingredients on their own, for cheaper, so a good option too, but this one is too good and easy to not mention.
I have not been one to connect to a single product, but this lubrication really impressed me from day one. I meet the rep at the ACNM conference in 2019. As I wandered by their table I found my hand reached out for a what I assumed was a sample packet, but ended up being a pump of lubrication, on my hand, in the middle of a convention center, in full day light, in front of everyone! Blush
I have had access to lube in my life, both professional and personal products. They all leave an oily, moist or sticky feel that just yells "wipe me off when you are done with me." This product is different.
It's simple ingredients mean it can be used for a variety of things, but I mainly recommend it for vaginal dryness during the postpartum healing phase, vaginal dryness dur sex and for comfort and maintenance during the post menopausal years. Their website also lists skin and hair benefits related to holding in moisture or preventing skin breakdown during athletic events.
NOW - Peaceful Sleep - This is for you mom's with little ones. I first found essential oils as a new mom. Like so many others, I wanted options on hand for the many little things that come up with a new family (often urgently, often in the middle of the night), like healthy options for immune support, cleaning supplies, pharmacy supplies and home remedies. Since essential oils were oh so trendy in early 2010, I had endless advice about what to use and when. And I love and use many of them still, but none as much and as consistently as Peaceful Sleep. It is the perfect mix of plant oils to go to sleep, sleep well, and stay asleep. What else do you need? I dilute it in water in a mist bottle, and spritz on their pillow every night. I will not travel without this. It has been especially useful with the many sleep regression that these little humans seem to have, including night time fears, and sleep terrors. Find online or at your local health food store.